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Joshua

The first chapter of Joshua begins with the death of Moses. And Moses is going to be a very hard act to follow: he led the nation of Israel for forty years, out of Egypt and through the wilderness, and … Continue reading

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Leaders who fail

Mark 3:19 “… and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.” Luke tells us that Jesus spent a whole night in prayer (Luke 6:12) before selecting the twelve men who would be His apostles – the men responsible for spreading the good … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Handing on the baton

Numbers 27:12-23 Like Aaron, Moses has excluded himself from the land of Canaan by his failure to uphold God’s honour at Meribah. With Israel now poised to cross the Jordan, the time of his death is rapidly approaching – and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Idolatry again

Numbers 25 Finally the Israelites come to the east bank of the River Jordan, on the border of the country of Moab and within a stone’s-throw of their goal. And at this point, at the very end of their long … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Leadership yet again

Numbers 20:1-13 After about 35 years of wandering in circles, Israel again find themselves near Kadesh-Barnea. This time the water supply fails, provoking yet another volley of complaints – and the airing of all their old grievances. And as usual, … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Leadership again

Numbers 16 & 17 During the long years of aimless wandering, it is hardly surprising that some of the Israelites become frustrated and resentful. A group of high-ranking men, led by Korah, misunderstand God’s insistence on holiness for everyone and … Continue reading

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Love hurts: In the divorce court

Here the main part of Hosea’s prophecy begins. As we read it, we must remember that God does not want to condemn His people – He is trying to call them back from the brink of disaster. Accusation (verses 1-3) … Continue reading

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